Garber and Logan Family Papers, 1846-1949

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Summary Information

Repository:
Special Collections, JMU Libraries
Creator:
Garber family
Creator:
Logan family
Title:
Garber and Logan Family Papers
Collection No.:
SC 0315
Date:
1846-1949
Extent:
2 boxes, 0.8 Cubic Feet
Language of the Material:
English .
Abstract:
The Garber and Logan Family Papers, 1846-1949, comprise personal receipts of Joseph Garber, genealogy of the Garber Family, and photographs likely taken by John and Emma Logan.

Preferred Citation

[identification of item], [box #, folder #], Garber and Logan Family Papers, 1846-1949, SC 0315, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.

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Bio/Historical Note

John Leonard Logan (1891-1973) was born in Harrisonburg, Virginia. He married Emma (Polly) Catherine Garber (1890-1990) in St. Stephen's Reformed Church in Harrisonburg in 1915. Emma was a telephone operator for several years in the Harrisonburg exchange, while John was in the insurance business in Staunton. They had one son, James (Jack) Hunter Logan (1916-2005). After James was born, they moved to Charlottesville, Virginia where John worked for People's Life Insurance Co. He and Polly moved to Silver Springs, Maryland in 1933. John worked for Peoples Life in Washington D.C. for 45 years.

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Scope and Content

The Garber and Logan Family Papers, 1846-1949, comprise personal receipts of Joseph Garber, genealogy of the Garber Family, and photographs likely taken by John and Emma Logan. The collection includes receipts from local businesses, certificates from World War II, genealogy on the Garber Ancestors of James H. Logan, and John Logan diaries. The diary entries are brief and document every day from July 1896 to July 1926. Many of the loose photographs and photograph albums are identified. Some copies of photographs are present in more than one album. The photographs are a mix between candid, informal shots and posed, portrait photographs.

In addition to Garber and Logan family members, photograph album 1 includes photographs of Harrisonburg; Silver Lake in Dayton, Virginia; Rawley Springs; Rockingham County Fair sign; Logan family home (309 South High Street, Harrisonburg); Garber family home on Staunton Pike; Main Street, Broadway, Virginia; Washington Monument; and the statue of Confederate General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson at Virginia Military Institute.

Photograph album 2 also includes Garber and Logan family members including an unidentified person in blackface. Events and locations identified include Harrisonburg (band reunion parade, train station); the campus of the State Normal and Industrial School for Women at Harrisonburg including Ashby Hall (now Harper Allen-Lee Hall); a circus elephant wearing a Friddle's Restaurant banner; the Rockingham County Fair; People's Bank; Rawley Springs; Broadway; Bridgewater; Luray; Elkton; Woodstock vs. Harrisonburg baseball game; Buchanan Springs; Cumberland, Maryland; Hampton, Virginia; and Benwood, West Virginia.

Photograph album 3 contains Garber and Logan family photographs, the bulk of which are unidentified. Other photographs document the Garber & Tyler Confectionery, Bridgewater, a train derailment, the firemen's convention in Alexandria featuring Harrisonburg Hose Co. 4 Band, Fishersville train station, Orkney Springs, downtown Harrisonburg including the National Bank building, the Rockingham County Fair, the campus of the State Normal and Industrial School for Women at Harrisonburg, and Rawley Springs.

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged according to material type.

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Administrative Information

Revision Description

Collection number updated in June 2021 from P 0007 to SC 0315 to 1. align with established manuscript collection numbering scheme with SC prefix and 2. renumber all "photograph" collections with P prefix. The collection name was updated from Garber-Logan Family Collection to Garber and Logan Family Papers to reflect the collection's creators. June 2021

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the James Madison University Special Collections Library to use this collection.

Use Restrictions

The copyright interests in this collection have been transferred to the James Madison University Special Collections Library. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library Reference Desk. (library-special@jmu.edu).

Acquisition Information

Donated by Jean F. Knight, administrator of James Hunter "Jack" Logan's estate. Jack Logan was the only son of John L. and Emma Logan, and was married to Knight's sister Vivian.

Processing Information

The collection number was updated in June 2021 from P 0007 to SC 0315 to 1. align with established manuscript collection numbering scheme with SC prefix and 2. renumber all "photograph" collections with P prefix. The collection name was updated from Garber-Logan Family Collection to Garber and Logan Family Papers to reflect the collection's creators. The arrangement was also simplified at this time. The series arrangements were eliminated due to the size of the collection. Edits were made to the archival description to better describe the content of the photograph albums.

Location

Special Collections, JMU Libraries

880 Madison DriveMSC 1704Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807library-special@jmu.eduURL: https://www.lib.jmu.edu/special/

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Index Terms

Family Name

  • Garber family
  • Logan family

Genre and Form

  • Photographs
  • Diaries
  • Genealogies (histories)
  • Military records
  • Photograph albums
  • Family papers

Geographic Name

  • Harrisonburg (Va.) -- History -- Sources
  • Virginia -- History, Local -- Sources
  • Virginia -- History -- Sources
  • Virginia -- Genealogy -- Sources

Personal Name

  • Knight, Jean F.

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Collection Inventory

Title/Description Instances
Harrisonburg/Rockingham business records box 1 folder 1
World War II certificates box 1 folder 2
Genealogy box 1 folder 3
Diary (book 1), July 1896-January 1911 box 1 folder 4
Diary (book 2), February 1911- June 1919 box 1 folder 5
Diary (book 3), July 1919- July 1926 box 1 folder 6
Family photographs box 1 folder 7
Emma Logan and family photographs box 1 folder 8
Miscellaneous photographs 1 box 1 folder 9
Miscellaneous photographs 2 box 1 folder 10
Photograph album 1 box 2 folder 1
Photograph album 2, 1911-1913 box 2 folder 2
Photograph album 3 box 2 folder 3